A Pair Of French 25-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistols
Lot 323
A Pair Of French 25-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistols
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 1,960) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Pair Of French 25-Bore Flintlock Holster Pistols
By Durand A Langogne, Circa 1760
With swamped two-stage barrels (some rust patination) each with stamped and gilt foliage around the silver fore-sight, octagonal breeches stamped and gilt with flowering foliage along the top flats, border engraved tangs and signed rounded locks, the latter each engraved with a rocaille on the tail, engraved cocks and steels, figured moulded full stocks carved with foliage behind each rear ramrod-pipe and barrel tang, butts (one with large repair along the back, both escutcheons replaced) retaining traces of symmetrical silver wire inlay, border engraved iron mounts decorated with rocailles and foliage comprising shaped side-plates, spurred pommels with rounded caps, trigger-guards each with flaming finial, turned ramrod-pipes (one replaced), later dark horn fore-end caps, and horn-tipped ramrods (2)
21 cm. barrels
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